NipGuards ® are a quirky product that 99.9% of the human population will never need.
Patented and launched in 1999, NipGuards® revolutionised the market for protection against painful nipple chafing and abrasion.
Prior to NipGuards®, endurance athletes would commonly experience nipple chafing on extended workouts as a result from dried sweat and body salts acting like sandpaper between the chest and shirt (or wetsuit). This painful phenomenon was amplified if the workout occurred in foul weather conditions like rain, heat, snow, heavy winds or high humidity. For most athletes, nipple chafing was limited to a mild yet painful stinging sensation — with an intensely painful “surprise” often being felt for the first time in the shower after the workout. More serious, openly bleeding abrasions on the tip of the nipple were not uncommon.
Prior to NipGuards®, a variety of make-shift solutions proved mostly ineffective. Bandages or tape that adhered to the chest would repeatedly fall off due to sweat or chest hair ruining the adhesive. Messy petroleum-based jelly would rub off and need to be reapplied throughout the workout, only to rub off again… and would also stain shirts.
The active ingredient in the formulation. Allantoin is a natural skin protectant derived from roots and leaves of the comfrey plant.
Aloe (Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice)
A natural moisturizer, regenerating & healing agent derived from the hollow interior of the leaves of the aloe plant.
A naturally occurring secretion of the honey bee commonly used for its waxy hardness and structural integrity.
A clear, oily liquid derived from palm kernels. Commonly used for its emollient and moisturizing qualities.
Organic Carnauba Wax
Obtained from the leaves of a palm tree known as Copernica Cerifera. The hard and brittle wax is used for its lustrous properties that help reduce friction.
Vitamin E (Tocopheryl Acetate)
An effective skin anti-oxidant and moisturizing agent.
A naturally occurring long-chain fatty acid. The soft, waxy substance is used as a skin conditioner and emollient.